The port of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea offers potential for China’s belt and road plans. Photo: Adriaports.com

Italy may be ready to open up four ports to Chinese investment under ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

  • Prime Minister Conte seeks to assure Italians national security will be safe after deals
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping expected in port city of Palermo as part of state visit
Topic |   China-EU relations

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The port of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea offers potential for China’s belt and road plans. Photo: Adriaports.com
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A map illustrating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative”. Italy will become the first founding EU member and first G7 country to sign up to the plan. Photo: Reuters

German opposition to Italy’s belt and road deal with China ‘unfair’ says former diplomat

  • Berlin’s objections unfair, according to former Italian ambassador to China
  • Agreement with China partly due to frustration at lack of EU action in tackling trade deficits
Topic |   Italy

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A map illustrating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative”. Italy will become the first founding EU member and first G7 country to sign up to the plan. Photo: Reuters
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